India’s largest carmaker has announced that its K-Series petrol engine has crossed the 25 lakh sales milestone that first made its debut with the compact car A-Star back in 2008. The petrol engine currently, serves some of the hugely popular vehicles from Maruti Suzuki such as the Alto K10, Celerio, WagonR and the Swift. The K-Series petrol engine also powers alternate fuel - CNG and LPG - vehicles offered by the automaker in the country, besides the popular compact sedan DZire and the Ertiga MPV.
“The K-Series is one of the most refined petrol engine technologies available in India. It is able to combine best in class fuel efficiency with superior performance.” CV Raman, executive director of engineering, Maruti Suzuki India said in a statement. “Engine refinement is an on-going effort and going forward the company’s new models will incorporate technologies that further enhance the attributes of high fuel efficiency, low emissions, superior performance and NVH” Raman added.
In this fiscal till July 2014, the Indian automaker has registered a growth of 14.7 per cent in its total sales at 4,01,274 units compared to 3,49,733 units sold in the same period in the previous fiscal. The company’s domestic sales grew by 12.6 per cent to 3,60,736 units during the period, while the exports rose 38.6 per cent to 40,538 units in the current fiscal.